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Bed Mani Dahal published following international journal articles and a book

isms | 28 December, 2010 13:16

Dr. Bed Mani Dahal, Assistant Professor at the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering has published following international journal articles and a PhD thesis book.

 

 

1.    Dahal, B. M. (2010). Agricultural intensification in a mid-hill watershed of Nepal: Socio-economic and environmental implications, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway. ISBN 978-82-575-0949-1, ISSN 1503-1667. (Copies are available at KU Central Library)

2.    Dahal, B. M., Nyborg, I., Sitaula, B. K., and Bajracharya, R. M. (2009). Agricultural intensification: food insecurity to income security in a mid-hill watershed of Nepal, International journal of agricultural sustainability, 7 (4): 249-260.

3.    Dahal, B. M., Sitaula, B. K., and Bajracharya, R. M. (2008).Sustainable agricultural intensification for livelihood and food security in Nepal, Asian journal of water, environment and pollution, 5 (2): 1-12.

4.    Dahal, B. M., Sitaula, B. K., Sharma, S., and Bajracharya, R. M. (2007). Effects of agricultural intensification on the quality of rivers in rural watersheds of Nepal, Journal of food, agriculture and environment, 5 (1): 341-347.

Dr. Roshan M. Bajracharya and Dr. Sanjay Nath Khanal participated, representing Kathmandu University, in a multi-national video conference sponsored by World Bank and coordinated by Asia-Pacific Finance Development Center, China

isms | 28 December, 2010 13:15

Dr. Roshan M. Bajracharya and Dr. Sanjay Nath Khanal participated, representing Kathmandu University, in a multi-national video conference sponsored by World Bank and coordinated by Asia-Pacific Finance Development Center, China on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 7:15-9:45am; held at the Nepal Research and Education Network (NREN) office in Dillibazaar, Kathmandu.

 

The theme of the conference was: “Fiscal Policies for Low-carbon Economic Development

About a hundred participants were involved in several countries were present including: China, Philippines, Vietnam, Mongolia, and Nepal.

Key speakers at the conference were:

Mr. Ede Ijjasz, China & Mongolia Sustainable Development Unit, World Bank

Dr. Wang Guijuan, Senior Economist, Research Institute of Fiscal Science, Ministry of Finance, China

Dr. Frederico M. Macaranas, Asian Institute of Management, Manila, Philippines

Mr. Philip E. Karp, EAP Regional Coordinator, World Bank

Major conclusions drawn from the GDLN-AP Distance Learning Seminar:

1. Taxation needs to be done not only in traditional areas (like vehicles, fuel, industries, etc.) but also taking into account environment and climate change externalities (eg., emissions or carbon taxes).

2. There is a need for review and efficient use of subsidies in developing economies; i.e., to encourage the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency/savings!

3. Risk financing must be considered, i.e., policies need to be put in place for governments, businesses and private sector to invest in risk reduction and climate change mitigation.

4. Adaptive as well as mitigative measures/strategies are needed in Agriculture and other sectors.

Mr. Manoj Badu presented his research findings in Burkina Faso, Africa

isms | 28 December, 2010 13:10

As part of an International training program organized jointly by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and Swedish Hydrological and Meteorological Institute (SMHI), Mr. Manoj Badu, lecturer at the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering of Kathmandu University, presented his research findings on the topic entitled “Assessment of the impact of climate change on human health: A study on the status and trends of malaria and diarrhea with temperature and rainfall variability in Nepal” at a regional seminar in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Africa during Nov. 22 -26, 2010. The research explored the status and trends of those diseases in the last three decades in three major ecological zones of Nepal. The regional seminar was attended by participants from 15 different countries from four different continents in the world. The program also involved field visits to various communities in Burkina Faso aimed at learning the Agroforestry and agricultural practices in the region.

2nd International Conference on the Developments in Renewable Energy Technology [ICDRET'12]

isms | 28 December, 2010 11:13

2nd International Conference on the Developments in Renewable Energy Technology [ICDRET'12]

January 5-7, 2012
Dhaka, Bangladesh

 


Organized By

 


 

Principal Organizer :  United International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

 

Co-organizers        :  University of Oldenburg, Germany

                                      Kathmandu University, Nepal

                                      Center for Energy and Global Environment, VPISU,USA

Conference Objective:

Development in renewable energy (RE) technology over last few years has resulted in tremendous interest in this sector as a viable alternative source of energy to conventional energy resources. Earlier, renewable energy was considered to be an extremely expensive source of energy with main application in the developed world. With falling prices of Solar PV panels and development of Wind energy technology, many of the developing nations are considering RE as a viable alternative in remote locations. Importance of renewable energy is gradually penetrating the minds of the general population of South Asian countries likeBangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The 2nd International Conference on the Developments in Renewable Energy Technology ( ICDRET) has been organized with a view to exchanging the ideas on implementation and dissemination of renewable energy technology in different parts of the world, with particular interest in the South Asia region.  The scope of the conference will not be limited to technology only rather it will also address the economic and sociological aspects of renewable energy. The conference will be a forum for sharing experiences, exchanging the views from different tiers of this sector and help to forge a long lasting bondage between the academia, industry and the people involved in the dissemination of the technology at the grass root level.

Venue: 
             United International University.
             House # 80, Road #8A (Old -15),   
             Satmasjid Road, Dhanmondi,         
             Dhaka-1209.

Dates: 
           
 January 5-7, 2012

 

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